Through a Lens Darkly
Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
01 / 17 / 2014
A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present.
This epic tale poetically moves between the present and the past, through contemporary photographers and artists whose images and stories seek to reconcile legacies of pride and shame while giving voice to images long suppressed, forgotten, and hidden from sight.
Director: Thomas Allen Harris
Writer: Thomas Allen Harris, Paul Carter Harrison, Don Perry, Deborah Willis
Producers: Ann Bennett, Thomas Allen Harris
Don Perry, Deborah Willis
Executive Producers: Kimberly Steward
Consulting Producers: Lauren Beck
Gregory Warren Jr., Alison Duke